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Reminder – City Tax Amnesty Ends December 2nd


Attention all business owners: the City of Los Angeles is offering a tax penalty waiver through December 2. If you have not yet fulfilled the requirements, now is the time.
The tax amnesty applies to the following taxes: Business; Telephone, Electricity & Gas Users; Commercial Tenant’s Occupancy; Transient Occupancy; and Parking Occupancy for businesses who have unpaid taxes, under-reported gross receipts, or who are not registered.
Delinquent taxpayers will have the opportunity to clear their tax debt without paying any of the normally required penalties, which can amount up to the equivalent of 40% of the principal tax due.
To qualify for the Tax Amnesty all of the following requirements must be met between September 1, 2013 and December 2, 2013:

  • All principal, interest, and fees must be paid.
  • You must sign and return the Tax Amnesty Billing notice. (Any penalties paid prior to September 1, 2013 will not be eligible for a refund.)
  • If you are currently registered with the Office of Finance and have received a bill for outstanding taxes, you may file for amnesty and pay your bill online at Amnesty Online Bill Pay.

For more information, visit the Office of Finance online or call (213) 473-5901.

LA Is Open For Business(es)


LA Is Open For Business(es)


Did you know that you can do business with the City of Los Angeles? There is a multitude of opportunities in our City, but it can be difficult to navigate the business environment on your own. Los Angeles Business Assistance Virtual Network (LABAVN) is there to help you search and find opportunities all in one place, for free.

As a registered member on www.labavn.org, you can view and download bid opportunities that turn up in your search. You can also register your business so that when bid opportunities appropriate for your business come along, you’ll receive notification.

Right now, the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department is searching for Real Estate Brokers and Property Management services for the disposition and management
of Real Estate Owned (REO) properties.

Check out hcidla.rfp.loanportfolio. Take advantage of the opportunity to connect your business with the City of LA and keep on top of the City’s latest business needs.

Small Business Initiative in LA – Launch August 2010


The Effort will drive economic growth and create jobs by providing 20 million in small business loans and by subsidizing business education

LOS ANGELES – Mayor Villaraigosa announced that Los Angeles would join The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative. The initiative will drive economic growth and create jobs by providing $20 million in small business loans and by subsidizing business education.

“I am proud of the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Business Policy’s work in bringing Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Business Initiative to Los Angeles, since our number one priority is getting the people of Los Angeles back to work,” Mayor Villaraigosa said. “Not only will this investment set in motion job creation at the most grassroots level, but it will have a real impact on the lives of the 70% of Angelenos that are employed by small businesses by granting them the
opportunity to expand their entrepreneurial enterprise through education, loans, and networking.”